After Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliot all left the cast this summer (and Jason Sudeikis still unsure if he's returning), we knew that SNL would be adding some new blood to the cast this year. And with Saturday Night Live returning in exactly 1 week from today (on 9/15), we knew that any cast additions would have to take place soon. And it looks like they have! It is being reported that Chicago-based comics Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson have joined the cast!
Aidy Bryant comes from Chicago where she has worked with many improv groups, including the prestigious Second City, as well as The Annoyance where she worked with current SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer (pictured to the right). Here's a little video she made called "Let's Share!"
Tim Robinson also comes from the the Second City improv group in Chicago. He was named as one of the "30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch" in 2011. Here's a trailer for a 2011 Comedy Central pilot that Tim shot called My Mans. The show did not get piked up.
Looking forward to seeing the new cast next Saturday night with host Seth MacFarlane! Only 1 week left!